Elsie Y. Webster, 82, supervisor at telephone firm...

March 17, 2000

Elsie Y. Webster, 82, supervisor at telephone firm

Elsie Y. Webster, a retired telephone company supervisor and former Loch Raven Village resident, died Wednesday of heart failure at Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville. She was 82.

Mrs. Webster, a Charlestown resident since 1995, joined Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. as an operator in 1936. In a few months, she was assigned to accounting and later was promoted to general bookkeeping and administrative assistant. She retired in 1979 as a fund administrator.

The former Elsie Yurkewich was born in Queens, N.Y., and raised in southern Baltimore. She was a graduate of Southern High School.

She participated in the Maryland Senior Olympics and earned a gold medal in the walking competition. She was an accomplished quilter and a needlework enthusiast.

Her marriage to William B. Webster III ended in divorce.

She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road.

She is survived by a daughter, Carole Webster McShane of Ellicott City; a brother, Alexander V. Yurkewich of Seaford, Va.; two sisters, Margaret James of Phoenix, Md., and Mary Moffat of Towson; and two grandchildren.

David D. Thomas III, 72, controller for car dealers

David Dutrow "Duttie" Thomas III, retired controller of 40 West Automotive Group, died Monday of cancer at Cape Canaveral Hospital in Florida. He was 72.

Mr. Thomas, who had homes at the Anchorage in Canton and in Cocoa Beach, Fla., was controller of the Volkswagen, Mazda and Subaru dealership for 25 years. He retired in 1992. Earlier, he had been controller of Maryland Volkswagen.

Born in Roland Park, he was a 1946 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore in 1950. He enjoyed sailing.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, the former Nadine Dunnigan, whom he married in 1954; three sons, David D. Thomas IV of Reisterstown, Scott P. Thomas of Baltimore and Michael K. Thomas of Cockeysville; a brother, Dr. James Thomas of Longboat Key, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Frank Joseph Cimino, 81, Crown Cork and Seal worker

Frank Joseph Cimino, a retired Crown Cork and Seal worker, died Saturday of kidney failure at Manor Care Health Services in Rossville. He was 81 and lived in Bel Air.

He retired after 30 years in the maintenance department of the Crown Cork and Seal plant in Highlandtown. He later worked at Bel Air Auto Auctions.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of St. Paul's parochial school in East Baltimore.

During World War II, he was a military policeman in Europe.

He belonged to the American Legion and enjoyed duckpin bowling and cooking Italian dishes.

He was a member of St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, the former Patricia A. McMahon; four stepsons, M. Brian Meagher of Bel Air, G. Scott Meagher of Perry Hall, John F. Meagher of Honolulu and Eric J. Meagher of St. Louis; five stepdaughters, Jacqueline L. Webster of Granite, Deborah A. Willis of Baldwin, Sandra G. Hoover of Stewartstown, Pa., Mary P. Orr of Joppatowne and Michelle E. Mabe of Kapaa, Hawaii; two sisters, Marguerite Sparks and Jeanette Provenzano, both of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

Albert C. Leskovar Sr., 80, Baltimore carpenter

Albert C. Leskovar Sr., a retired carpenter and former Baltimorean, died March 10 of an aneurysm at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Del. He was 80.

A former longtime resident of Duncan Street in Fells Point, he had lived in Smyrna, Del., since 1984.

Mr. Leskovar was a carpenter for Kuchta's Construction Co. in Baltimore for many years before he was disabled in a workplace accident.

Born and raised in New York City, he attended public schools there until leaving to help support his family. During World War II, he served in the Navy.

He was an avid fisherman and member of American Legion Post 14 in Smyrna.

His companion of 40 years, Cleo Ramsey, died last year. Services were held Sunday.

He is survived by his son, Albert C. Leskovar Jr. of Smyrna; two sisters, Dorothy Belcastro of Glenford, Ohio, and Marie DeFoe of Baltimore; a stepson, David Ramsey of Williamstown, Pa.; a stepbrother, Joseph Zebec of Berlin, Md.; and a niece.


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